Rep. Himes gave the address against the backdrop of the East Haddam Swing Bridge over the Connecticut River in Joe Courtney’s district, speaking about the loss of American factory jobs and how he believes President Trump has cashed in politically with that decline.
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Rep. Himes stated, “President Trump trades in that decline: He nurtures fear, paints a dark picture of the future, blames immigrants, Muslims, Democrats and the media. He promises walls and he promotes division. And he delivers nothing. Not jobs. Not opportunity. Not unity.”
Watch as the panel discusses this strong statement.